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2009
$8,337.50

WONDERFUL EXAMPLE OF A VON SCHATZL MARTINI.

SN 46. Cal. 8.15×46. Another Martini variant-the Von Schatzl. This is one of the most common of the Martini types but rarely found with this level of embellishment. Both sides of the action are masterfully engraved in a relief style with a dark stippled background with figures from the middle ages, one is a bearded soldier the other wearing a medieval costume. The bottom of the action, also fully engraved, has a large gold monogram of the orig owner’s initials. The stock and forearm both have wonderful carving of the finest quality. The forearm and one side of the buttstock have a foliate pattern. The left side of the buttstock has a naked winged cherub, obviously a boy. One wonders if it is a likeness of Mr. Hallock in his earlier years? The bbl is 30″ long and fluted in a deluxe pattern. It is marked “Miller & Val Greiss Munchen” who were well known as suppliers of quality Schuetzen rifles. The names are ornately inlaid in the bbl with the first letter of each name in gold, while the rest of the name is probably in platinum. The bbl is still chambered for an early cartridge, probably the 9.5x47R or something similar and has an excellent bore. The breech end of the bbl is inlaid by a master in a complex pattern in platinum and gold. A “V” proof mark is present which indicates that the rifle was made pre-1891 when the proof laws were instituted. The front, rear and bbl sight are on the rifle and are correct. PROVENANCE: Alte Scheibenwaffen Vol. 2 pg. 134; Classic German Target Arms pgs. 103. The Allen Hallock Collection. CONDITION: The rifle remains in extremely fine condition with just the smallest of handling marks. A tiny chip is in the wood near the top of the buttplate. Almost all bbl blue remains. The fire blue on the block removal pin is brilliant and a considerable amount of case color remains. The stock wood is nearly perfect. 50900-20 TWR (3,000-5,000) – Lot 2009

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